Salt Wine Bar

4.7
403 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates
Located at the top of the Ossington strip, Salt wine bar offers a modern progressive approach to Iberian/Canadian tapas. Salt is a bustling, cozy, communal tapas bar with great energy. Our guests enjoy artisanal cheeses, Iberian charcuterie and an excellent variety of small plate dishes. Chef Dave Kemp is strongly committed to using seasonal and local products whenever possible. Our cellar contains an extensive list of Portuguese and Spanish wines which complement each and every dish.
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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

It was ok! Nothing memorable. May or may not come back. So many restaurants in the city, if they dont stand out and they are not a memorable dining experience, i have no real urge to go back

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J
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I was pleasantly surprised at my experience. I was at the restaurant on a particularly bad day personally so arrived in a very poor frame of mind. I left feeling great, thanks to everyone at Salt. We were treated very well, the food was excellent - for 6 people we ordered the whole menu, the ambiance and noise levels were excellent as was the Martini I had!

Excellent, I will be back when I am in a better frame of mind.

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GF
Toronto
44 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Not easy to get a reservation on the weekend as this is a very popular neighbourhood restaurant. Finally went on a Thursday evening and it was not as busy. Attentive service, good wine selection - mostly Portuguese and Spanish wines. Love the Jamon Iberico, Beet Salad, Spicy Lamb Meatballs - YUM! and Risotto Negra. Worth a return visit for sure!

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MT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always consistently good here. Pork belly was phenomenal and service was great.

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TR
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything about our experience at Salt Wine Bar - would highly recommend as one of the best restaurants in Toronto and will be going back often.

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OA
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Consistently good. We always have great food here and I love the seasonal menus.

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RB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Spot in Ossington. Service was brilliant, wine menu was extensive and our server was well educated on the list - good as we weren't. Ambiance was perfect and quality of food was impeccable for its price.

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PM
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favourite restaurants in Toronto. Food is bang on everytime and the wine list is outstanding!

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SD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very yummy and great prices! The servers were very attentive and helpful in choosing the number and type of tapas for our group.

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WS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine, lovely food. Very relaxed atmosphere.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Prompt service, delicious food and great friends. A really nice night.

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RK
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

this place is consistently good! great service, great ambiance, food is nicely presented and delicious

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L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was outstanding, wine recommendation perfect, great atmosphere, our server wasn't the friendliest (although seemed very friendly to other tables- perhaps didn't like the look of us?!!) and was the worst part of the experience if I'm being honest, but other staff were welcoming, we would definitely go back. Steak tartare was the best I've ever had!

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E
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great little place. Nice wines with both high and low end prices. Nice sharing plates.

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CR
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 2nd time. A chill vibe, servers are cool. Enjoyed, thanks.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great date spot, love the little shareable plate adds something to talk about. Order 4+ they are small portions but that’s how it’s supposed to be for tapas. Overall really enjoyed ourselves. There was only one dish I was not a fan of was the grilled octopus we had 7 dishes the rest were great!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall a great experience! Server was super helpful and professional. Food was really delic! The chilli Bomba sauce is to die for especially on the wagyu sliders ( a must have!)

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was fantastic and our server was very knowledgeable and helpful.

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O
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent tapas albeit limited choices. Nonetheless, will definitely come back.

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S
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salt Wine Bar is always an amazing dining experience. From presentation to taste.

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j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming back to Salt, it's still my favorite restaurant and the manage to do something amazing with each new menu!! Thanks again guys!!!!

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n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was uneven. Some was wonderful; other dishes underwhelmed. Similarly, the service began well, but by the end of the evening we felt like we were forgotten. The dirty dishes piled up at our table and we had to track someone down to ask for a dessert menu. The meal took about an hour longer than our usual dining experience at similar restaurants.

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AY
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed Salt Winebar. Nice to see a unique selection of wines on the menu.

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KW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The warm atmosphere at Salt is a paired with their extensive Iberian based wine list plus their elegant take on tapas sharing plates. It all made for a lively and fun dinner for 4 very happy out of town foodies in from the cold. A wonderful neighbourhood gem.

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CO
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

finally there's a restaurant in Toronto where you can actually talk to your dinner companion without shouting while enjoying fine wine, great food, and a thoroughly professional staff! it was wonderful!

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GY
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant....great food ...owners staff know what they are doing .Nice Portuguese wine selection . Ask for Phillip their wine expert . He is Portuguese and spends time in Portugal and understands the wines from their very well.

Thank you

GY

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CH
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Little hidden gem with a creative take on tapas and an extensive wine list.
Our server was helpful, knowledgeable and patient. Will absolutely go back.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Allthe dishes were executed beautifully and they were all about excellent taste and flavors.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, and the service was great.

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AG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a solid performer, this restaurant can be counted on for a good wine list, nice wood-warmed ambience and knowledgeable staff who can direct you to the tastier items on an inventive menu. One of my reliable choices in Toronto and often not as crowded as other, less interesting restos on the Ossington strip.

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SE
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Upbeat and lively place with good food to share. Some tapas are better than others. Waygu sliders and avocado toast scored high points. Noise level is quite high but does not impede conversation. Good place for a fun outing.

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OT
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and attentive service!

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AM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent, inspired, and original approach. Lovely presentation. Delicious.

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CG
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was overall a very pleasant experience at the Salt. Food was great and their guidance on picking a wine was spot on! Service was quick, attentive but not too nosy.

The pork belly and the Cod were excellent. Lamb balls were a close second. All the choices sounded great.

Atmosphere - cool spot but very narrow restaurant so if you are stuck on a small table in the middle of the room as we were, you do feel a bit crowded.

Noise level was pretty high as it was a small restaurant.

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OT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service with staff and sommelier were both exceptional. Absolutely recommend this restaurant for both food and wine!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the perfect place for a ladies night out. Amazing tapas, excellent wine selections, and the service was on point. We would definitely return!

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PR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely dinner in a gorgeous, warm, vibrant and inviting environment.
The food was spectacular, esp the octopus and the scallop cerviche.
Great all round service.
Wine list provided a fun round trip through Portugal, although I definitely enjoyed the whites more than the reds (great minerality, worked really well with the seafood dishes)

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JB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a great - delicious meal! Only complaints, restaurant was very loud and portions are a bit small but everything was very tasty, service was friendly and attentive - overall excellent experience.

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s
Toronto
44 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, service a little slow in the beginning. Loved the lamb meatballs.

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NM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and attentive service. Could be a bit cheaper for real value. They are not quite as good as bar Isabel or bar Raval for comparable price but wine list from Spain and Portugal is really nice

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